New software to scrutinise illegal action

  • Agencies, Dubai
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  • Updated: Aug 28, 2012 12:46 IST

The ICC announced plans to introduce wearable technology usually found in iPads to scrutinise bowlers with suspect bowling actions. The initiative would see "inertial sensors" attached to the bowler's arm to assess the legality of his action.

The actions of several current and recently retired bowlers have come into question after the ICC allowed a tolerance limit of 15 degrees' bend to the bowling arm — a relaxation questioned in some quarters.

"The ICC has entered the second phase of an agreement with a consortium of high-profile Australian cricket, sports science and sports engineering institutions to develop a wearable technology to assess the legality of bowling actions in match and training conditions," read a statement.

 

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